A request from a reader – HMCS St. Croix – A Tragic Saga — Lest We Forget — battleoftheatlantic19391945 — battleoftheatlantic19391945

Request Don’t know if this is appropriate place for this comment. In doing some research on HMCS St. Croix, I have found references of her being assigned to Escort Group 1, partnered with HMCS Assiniboine, Escort Group C 5, Escort Group C 1, and Escort Group C 9 . What am I supposed to believe? […] […] […]

A request from a reader – HMCS St. Croix – A Tragic Saga — Lest We Forget — battleoftheatlantic19391945 — battleoftheatlantic19391945

SUNDAY, BATTLE OF ATLANTIC, SUNDAY, MAY 02, 2021@04:28-H/M/C/S/ ST. CROIX, AS SACRIFICIAL ST. CROIX, IN A VERY SHORT BRIEFING, HAD TWO SUCCESSES DURING THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE FIRST, ON JULY 24, 1942, DURING CONVOY ON.113…WITH THE SINKING OF U-90, WITH ALL HANDS. U-90, WAS ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE/FIRST AT SEA DEPLOYMENT. THE SECOND SUCCESS, WAS ON MARCH 04, 1943, DURING A U.K., TO GIBRALTAR CONVOY…KMS.10…WITH H.M.C.SHIPS ST. CROIX I-81, AND SHEDIAC K110.

SADLY, SUCCESS CAME TO A CLOSURE, WHEN DURING CONVOY ON.202, AFTER ACCUMULATING WITH A SLOWER CONVOY ONS.18, H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81, WAS TORPEDOED, TWICE, BY U-305, ONCE WITH A GNAT-GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO, AN ANOTHER, CONVENTIONAL TORPEDO, AND SUNK. OUT A COMPLEMENT OF 148 MEN, 81 WERE RESCUED FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC, 13 HOURS AFTER THE SINKING; BY H.M.S. ITCHEN K227. ON THE 22/23 OF SEPTEMBER, 1943, H.M.S. ITCHEN K227, WITH H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX’S SURVIVORS, MERCHANT VESSELS SURVIVORS, H.M.S. POLYANTHUS K 47 SURVIVORS, WAS ATTACKED AND SUNK…SEVERAL MINUTES PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT, BY U-666, AND ITCHEN K227, AS WITNESSED BY H.M.C.S. MORDEN K170; BLEW UP INTO AN ORANGE, YELLOW, BLUE FLAME, AS H.M.S. ITCHEN K227 WAS HIT IN HER FORWARD AMUNITION MAGAZINE. WITH CLOSE TO 300-350/400 MEN ON BOARD H.M.S. ITCHEN K227; ONLY THREE WERE RESCUED BY THE POLISH MERCHANT VESSEL, STEAMING FROM THE BACK OF THE CONVOY, S.S. WISLA.

THE THREE SURVIVORS FROM H.M.S. ITCHEN K 227, WERE William FISHER/STOKER FIRST CLASS-H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX, TWO FROM H.M.S. ITCHEN;S K 227 COMPLEMENT…TORPEDOMAN/S.T., Peter FLOOD, and P.O./C.E.R.A., PETTY OFFICER-CHIEF ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER…Bill CLARKE.

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.

Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

ON ALL THE OCEANS, THE WHITE CAPS FLOW.

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN; H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81, H.M.S. ITCHEN K 227, H.M.S. POLYANTHUS K 47, H.M.S. LAGAN K 269, AND MERCHANT VESSELS CASUALTIES; WHICH WERE CONCERNING THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

LOVE Y’ALL, Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

BLOG CREDIT: Pierre LEGACE.

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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